The table below looks at the statistics for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 497 456 416
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -40
Contract jobs citing SMTP 112 127 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.23% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.35% 1.76% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 73 74
Average daily rate
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£398 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £285 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £464 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.57% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 8
Average hourly rate £26.00 - £20.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 - £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 - £24.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - £19.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8325 7230 7275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.89% 13.25% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4527 3851 3617
Average daily rate £350 £352 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.56% +0.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 391 580
Average hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.15 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMTP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SMTP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMTP within the UK.

SMTP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SMTP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

SMTP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SMTP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SMTP within the UK.

SMTP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SMTP
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

SMTP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SMTP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -40 107 £398 +6.00% 28
South East -14 55 £398 -3.63% 11
London -2 35 £275 -26.66% 1
Berkshire +11 20 £398 - 3
Hampshire -12 18 £395 -7.05%
City of London +7 11 £275 -26.66% 1
Maidenhead - 11 £398 - 1
Surrey +3 9 £416 -5.39% 6
Hook -3 9 £400 +22.78%
Camberley +2 8 £416 -9.51%
North West -11 8 £400 +100.00% 1
Reading +2 4 - - 2
Buckinghamshire -11 4 - -
Northamptonshire - 4 £400 -
East Midlands - 4 £400 - 1
Northampton - 4 £400 -
Aylesbury - 4 - -
East of England +11 3 - - 7
Chester +9 3 £400 -
Cheshire -6 3 £400 -
Oxfordshire -18 3 £275 -21.42% 1
Merseyside - 3 - -
Liverpool - 3 - -
Farnborough - 3 £240 -
Hertfordshire +4 2 - - 4
Manchester -3 2 - - 1
Southampton - 2 £525 -
Guildford -1 1 - -
Scotland -4 1 £275 - 1
Edinburgh -8 1 £275 -

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SMTP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMTP.

1 111 (57.22%) DNS
2 110 (56.70%) Windows
3 87 (44.85%) Microsoft
4 80 (41.24%) Firewall
5 74 (38.14%) Active Directory
6 72 (37.11%) VMware
7 65 (33.51%) VPN
8 62 (31.96%) HTTP
8 62 (31.96%) Cisco
9 60 (30.93%) WAN
10 58 (29.90%) LAN
10 58 (29.90%) SSL
11 51 (26.29%) VMware Infrastructure
12 50 (25.77%) TCP/IP
13 49 (25.26%) Linux
14 47 (24.23%) SAN
15 45 (23.20%) SQL
16 42 (21.65%) MS Exchange
17 41 (21.13%) ITIL
18 40 (20.62%) Security Cleared
19 37 (19.07%) Citrix
20 36 (18.56%) Windows Server 2008
21 34 (17.53%) Python
21 34 (17.53%) MS Excel
22 32 (16.49%) CheckPoint
22 32 (16.49%) MPLS
23 31 (15.98%) Internet
23 31 (15.98%) DHCP
24 30 (15.46%) IIS
24 30 (15.46%) FTP

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SMTP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMTP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 42 (21.65%) MS Exchange
2 30 (15.46%) IIS
3 21 (10.82%) Apache
4 17 (8.76%) SharePoint
5 12 (6.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 12 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (5.15%) Tomcat
6 10 (5.15%) IBM Notes
7 8 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (4.12%) WebSphere
8 7 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (3.61%) GroupWise
9 6 (3.09%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (3.09%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (2.06%) Apache Solr
10 4 (2.06%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (2.06%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (2.06%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (2.06%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 34 (17.53%) MS Excel
2 28 (14.43%) MS Visio
3 19 (9.79%) MS Office
4 9 (4.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.58%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (2.58%) SaaS
2 3 (1.55%) PaaS
2 3 (1.55%) Google Apps
3 2 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.52%) IaaS
4 1 (0.52%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 111 (57.22%) DNS
2 80 (41.24%) Firewall
3 65 (33.51%) VPN
4 62 (31.96%) HTTP
5 60 (30.93%) WAN
6 58 (29.90%) LAN
6 58 (29.90%) SSL
7 50 (25.77%) TCP/IP
8 47 (24.23%) SAN
9 32 (16.49%) MPLS
10 31 (15.98%) Internet
10 31 (15.98%) DHCP
11 30 (15.46%) FTP
11 30 (15.46%) SNMP
12 23 (11.86%) LDAP
12 23 (11.86%) Network Security
13 21 (10.82%) HTTPS
14 19 (9.79%) Cisco ASA
14 19 (9.79%) IMAP
15 16 (8.25%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.86%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.25%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (8.25%) MySQL
3 12 (6.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (3.61%) Relational Database
4 7 (3.61%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (3.61%) Big Data
5 6 (3.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.06%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.06%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.03%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (1.03%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.03%) InfluxDB
8 1 (0.52%) Sybase ASA
8 1 (0.52%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (4.12%) Subversion
2 5 (2.58%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.58%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.55%) MSI
4 2 (1.03%) NUnit
4 2 (1.03%) Fiddler
4 2 (1.03%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.03%) NCrunch
4 2 (1.03%) SoapUI
4 2 (1.03%) MSBuild
4 2 (1.03%) SpecFlow
4 2 (1.03%) NSubstitute
5 1 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.52%) JIRA
5 1 (0.52%) Selenium
5 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.52%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.52%) ClearQuest
General
1 24 (12.37%) Finance
2 15 (7.73%) Military
3 10 (5.15%) Banking
4 8 (4.12%) Retail
5 5 (2.58%) Law
6 4 (2.06%) Back Office
7 3 (1.55%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.03%) Legal
8 2 (1.03%) Billing
8 2 (1.03%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.52%) Marketing
9 1 (0.52%) French Language
9 1 (0.52%) Advertising
9 1 (0.52%) Publishing
9 1 (0.52%) Games
9 1 (0.52%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 23 (11.86%) Architect
2 21 (10.82%) Administrator
3 16 (8.25%) Systems Administrator
3 16 (8.25%) Infrastructure Architect
4 14 (7.22%) Analyst
5 13 (6.70%) Developer
6 11 (5.67%) Network Engineer
7 10 (5.15%) Support Engineer
7 10 (5.15%) DevOps Engineer
8 9 (4.64%) Linux Administrator
8 9 (4.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (4.64%) Server Engineer
9 8 (4.12%) Field Engineer
9 8 (4.12%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 7 (3.61%) Linux Engineer
10 7 (3.61%) Exchange Engineer
10 7 (3.61%) Consultant
10 7 (3.61%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (3.61%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 7 (3.61%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.73%) Web Services
2 13 (6.70%) .NET
3 7 (3.61%) Ajax
4 5 (2.58%) ASP.NET
4 5 (2.58%) JSON
4 5 (2.58%) WCF
4 5 (2.58%) EDIFACT
5 4 (2.06%) CSS
5 4 (2.06%) XML
5 4 (2.06%) HTML
6 3 (1.55%) Middleware
6 3 (1.55%) EDI
6 3 (1.55%) JMS
6 3 (1.55%) MAPI
7 2 (1.03%) XSLT
7 2 (1.03%) ActiveX
7 2 (1.03%) SOAP
7 2 (1.03%) DCOM
7 2 (1.03%) RESTful
7 2 (1.03%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.34%) Clustering
2 15 (7.73%) PKI
2 15 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.67%) Replication
4 9 (4.64%) Blackberry
5 7 (3.61%) Client/Server
5 7 (3.61%) Public Cloud
6 6 (3.09%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.09%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.06%) PDA
8 3 (1.55%) CESG
8 3 (1.55%) Open Source
9 1 (0.52%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.52%) Social Gaming
9 1 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.52%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.52%) Statistics
9 1 (0.52%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 110 (56.70%) Windows
2 49 (25.26%) Linux
3 36 (18.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (15.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (12.89%) UNIX
6 23 (11.86%) Windows 7
7 17 (8.76%) Solaris
8 13 (6.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (6.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (3.09%) Windows XP
11 5 (2.58%) Debian
11 5 (2.58%) Ubuntu
12 4 (2.06%) CentOS
13 3 (1.55%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.55%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (1.55%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.52%) Android
14 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (21.13%) ITIL
2 25 (12.89%) Project Management
3 17 (8.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 17 (8.76%) Kalman Filter
4 16 (8.25%) Service Management
5 15 (7.73%) Performance Tuning
6 12 (6.19%) DevOps
6 12 (6.19%) Capacity Management
7 11 (5.67%) Boundary Protection
8 10 (5.15%) Analytics
8 10 (5.15%) Data Analytics
8 10 (5.15%) Integration Testing
8 10 (5.15%) E-Discovery
8 10 (5.15%) Configuration Management
9 9 (4.64%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (4.64%) SIEM
10 8 (4.12%) Service Delivery
10 8 (4.12%) E-Commerce
11 7 (3.61%) Process Management
11 7 (3.61%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 45 (23.20%) SQL
2 34 (17.53%) Python
3 22 (11.34%) Perl
3 22 (11.34%) C
4 21 (10.82%) PowerShell
5 16 (8.25%) Shell Script
6 13 (6.70%) C++
6 13 (6.70%) Bash Shell
7 11 (5.67%) PHP
8 8 (4.12%) C#
9 7 (3.61%) VBScript
10 6 (3.09%) JavaScript
11 4 (2.06%) Java
12 3 (1.55%) ActionScript
12 3 (1.55%) ActionScript 2.0
13 2 (1.03%) F#
13 2 (1.03%) VBA
13 2 (1.03%) VB
13 2 (1.03%) VB6
13 2 (1.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 40 (20.62%) Security Cleared
2 26 (13.40%) SC Cleared
2 26 (13.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (8.25%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (7.73%) Degree
4 15 (7.73%) DV Cleared
5 11 (5.67%) MCITP
6 8 (4.12%) MCTS
6 8 (4.12%) CCNP
6 8 (4.12%) CCNA
7 7 (3.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (3.09%) MCP
8 6 (3.09%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (2.06%) RHCE
9 4 (2.06%) Microsoft Certified Master
9 4 (2.06%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 3 (1.55%) VCAP
10 3 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.55%) CISSP
11 2 (1.03%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.61%) SLA
1 7 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.09%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.55%) QA
System Software
1 74 (38.14%) Active Directory
2 51 (26.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (8.25%) vSphere
4 15 (7.73%) Sendmail
5 13 (6.70%) XenDesktop
6 11 (5.67%) XenApp
6 11 (5.67%) Hyper-V
7 8 (4.12%) ISA Server
7 8 (4.12%) VMware ESX
7 8 (4.12%) Forefront TMG
8 7 (3.61%) vCloud
9 6 (3.09%) Postfix
10 5 (2.58%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (2.06%) HDFS
11 4 (2.06%) SpamAssassin
11 4 (2.06%) NFS
11 4 (2.06%) XenServer
11 4 (2.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (1.55%) qmail
12 3 (1.55%) Snort
Systems Management
1 16 (8.25%) MIMEsweeper
2 15 (7.73%) Nagios
3 12 (6.19%) MAILsweeper
4 10 (5.15%) ARCserve
4 10 (5.15%) Puppet
5 8 (4.12%) MOM
6 7 (3.61%) SCOM
6 7 (3.61%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (3.61%) Ansible
7 6 (3.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 5 (2.58%) Icinga
9 4 (2.06%) SELinux
9 4 (2.06%) HP SIM
9 4 (2.06%) Zenoss
10 3 (1.55%) ZABBIX
10 3 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (1.55%) HAProxy
11 2 (1.03%) Hyperic
11 2 (1.03%) logstash
11 2 (1.03%) Kibana
Vendors
1 87 (44.85%) Microsoft
2 72 (37.11%) VMware
3 62 (31.96%) Cisco
4 37 (19.07%) Citrix
5 32 (16.49%) CheckPoint
6 28 (14.43%) Juniper
7 24 (12.37%) NetApp
8 23 (11.86%) HP
9 18 (9.28%) Oracle
10 16 (8.25%) Brocade
11 14 (7.22%) McAfee
11 14 (7.22%) Dell
11 14 (7.22%) Blue Coat
12 12 (6.19%) F5
12 12 (6.19%) CommVault
12 12 (6.19%) Websense
12 12 (6.19%) Clearswift
13 11 (5.67%) CA
13 11 (5.67%) Lotus
14 10 (5.15%) Sybase
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